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Former Mt. Kisco Parking Officer Sentenced in Meter Thefts

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Jeffrey Daday
Jeffrey Daday

The Mount Kisco parking enforcement officer who admitted last year to stealing about $90,000 in meter revenue will spend up to six months in county jail.

Jeffrey Daday, 36, of North Salem was sentenced Tuesday morning to shock probation, which includes the stay in county jail in Valhalla and to make full restitution of the $90,893.72 authorities determined he stole during a more than five-year period ending last May.

Daday has already repaid the money in full to the village satisfying that portion of the sentence, said Lucien Chalfen, a spokesman for Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

“The public must be able to trust and have confidence their government and public servants, whether it’s representing their interests in Washington or Albany or as mundane as putting coins in a parking meter,” DiFiore said in a statement. “This defendant acted as if he could get away with his crime because he was stealing from a nameless, faceless entity, when in actuality he was stealing from the very people who placed their trust in him, the residents of the Village of Mount Kisco.”

Daday had pleaded guilty to one count each of second-degree grand larceny, a Class C felony, and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, a Class E felony.

Authorities said that from Jan. 5, 2009, until May 6, 2014, Daday would empty the meters and deposit part of the proceeds, anywhere from $190 to $600 at a time and mostly in quarters, into his bank account at the local branch of People’s United Savings Bank on South Moger Avenue.

Bank employees alerted Mount Kisco police when they became suspicious after seeing Daday make large coin deposits into his personal checking account, while in uniform, on a weekly basis.

Police along with investigators from the district attorney’s office initiated a surveillance of Daday. The surveillance revealed that Daday was removing the coin chambers from several parking meters and emptying the contents into his pants cargo pocket.

He was arrested as he left the bank branch after making a deposit last May 6.


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